Why Does Animal Health Matter?

Because our health and the health of our friends, families and communities is inextricably tied up with the health and wellbeing of animals around the world. To secure a safe and healthy future for our world, we must recognize: animal health matters.

Animal health – be it the wellbeing of our pets, the animals on our farms, or the wide range of wildlife – is part of a vast, interdependent system with a cast of billions.

In recent years, we have seen just how closely interconnected the parts of this system are in those diseases, from rabies to avian flu, that cross between human and animal populations with devastating repercussions.

This website was produced by the HealthforAnimals, the global animal medicines association, and the World Veterinary Association, the global voice of the veterinary profession.